A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 040311
Title Survey for qLMXBs in Globular Clusters


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-lnnj6uf
Author Prof Robert Rutledge
Description The radii of neutron stars are now routinely measured in transient low mass X-ray binary systems hosted in globular clusters (GCs). Only a handful of such systems are firmly identified, and more are needed to produce a usefully large population. Most -- discovered using Chandra -- are unsuitable for detailed study with large area missions, due to the crowded GC fields. We devise a survey strategy to discover new quiescent transient low-mass-x-ray-binaries (qLMXBs) in GCs suitable for these missions. At the completion of this program, we expect to detect 2-3 new qLMXBs which can be used for precision NS radius measurements.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2006-09-04T10:24:37Z/2006-10-18T04:20:54Z
Version 17.56_20190403_1200
Mission Description The European Space Agency's (ESA) X-ray Multi-Mirror Mission (XMM-Newton) was launched by an Ariane 504 on December 10th 1999. XMM-Newton is ESA's second cornerstone of the Horizon 2000 Science Programme. It carries 3 high throughput X-ray telescopes with an unprecedented effective area, and an optical monitor, the first flown on a X-ray observatory. The large collecting area and ability to make long uninterrupted exposures provide highly sensitive observations.
Since Earth's atmosphere blocks out all X-rays, only a telescope in space can detect and study celestial X-ray sources. The XMM-Newton mission is helping scientists to solve a number of cosmic mysteries, ranging from the enigmatic black holes to the origins of the Universe itself. Observing time on XMM-Newton is being made available to the scientific community, applying for observational periods on a competitive basis.
Creator Contact https://www.cosmos.esa.int/web/xmm-newton/xmm-newton-helpdesk
Date Published 2007-11-21T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2007-11-21T00:00:00Z, 040311, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-lnnj6uf